***official 3g outage thread***

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    Cannot get on internet/email but I have calls wtf?

    Verizon 3G network goes down nationwide, everybody panic!

    Filed under Technology no comments [​IMG]Is your Droid not finding its way to the internet mothership? Don't worry, it's not your hardware, it's your carrier's wireless connection -- or the lack thereof, to be more precise. We've heard from a bunch of folks this morning that Verizon's 3G network is experiencing a slight bout of disconnectedness, causing a great deal of grief and discombobulation around the country. Just sit tight, we're sure engineers are engineering solutions as we type this, and will update you as soon as things have been rectified.

    [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

    source: Verizon 3G network goes down nationwide, everybody panic!|World News Mania



    Had my droid x for a couple days now, the internet etc were all working fine.

    I am not sure what the problem is now but I cannot get any internet access through the browser, gmail, or gtalk. I cannot access the marketplace or anything. I tried taking out the battery, changing airplane mode a few times. I dont know what the deal is. I can still make calls and it shows bars but I have no access to the internet at all.

    Maybe it has something to do with me using advanced task killer froyo. I remember one time I had a similar problem when I had it kill some applications like the browser and gtalk but I was able to get the programs working again. I ended up uninstalling advanced task killer because I figure its not that great of a program but nothing has changed with my phone. I have the unlimited data plan so I shouldnt have any issues getting access to the marketplace etc....

    any ideas?

    Thanks
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    Seems like you are having an issue with 3g

    You have already tried two of my 3 suggestions which would be rebooting and switching in and out of airplane mode so on to the third. I would dial *228 and using option 2 to update your roming capabilities. Don't know if it will work but I usually try it when I encounter issues with 3g

    How long has the issue been persisting and does it appear as if 3g is working in both directions I.e. upload/download?

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    I just called up *228. The issue started earlier tonight. I dont think 3G is working at all because there is no 3G icon next to the signal bars. Also under phone status is says "media state disconnected"
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    Never seen the media state disconnected error but yeah if you don't see the 3g icon then for whatever reason your phone isn't connected to 3g. If the *228 thing didn't work then my best suggestion would be to phone Verizon about it tomorrow. It could be on their end not yours, could be wrong here though, its late but that seems logical to me.

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    Verizon 3G down?

    Verizon 3G network goes down nationwide, everybody panic!

    Filed under Technology no comments [​IMG]Is your Droid not finding its way to the internet mothership? Don't worry, it's not your hardware, it's your carrier's wireless connection -- or the lack thereof, to be more precise. We've heard from a bunch of folks this morning that Verizon's 3G network is experiencing a slight bout of disconnectedness, causing a great deal of grief and discombobulation around the country. Just sit tight, we're sure engineers are engineering solutions as we type this, and will update you as soon as things have been rectified.

    [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

    source: Verizon 3G network goes down nationwide, everybody panic!|World News Mania


    I live in Atlanta Area and a few of my coworkers and I have no 3g signal on our phones right now. Just wondering if anyone knows of a network outtage locally/nationally.
    I don't have time to sit on hold with c/s or I'd call.
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    Me too

    I am not getting 3G in Atlanta either. It started around 1:30pm today.
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    I live near Augusta. Mine was kinda sketchy earlier today but seems ok now.

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    I just got confirmation that the 3g network is down in the Atlanta/Alpharetta area right now.
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    Whew.

    That explains a lot! I was having issues with it too!

    Seems to be back now. dancedroid
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    Back up

    Yep, I'm back up too!

    I wish I hadn't panicked and removed a bunch of apps thinking that I installed something that broke it though :(
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    I did that too! I removed some apps that I didn't really care for, though. I'm just going to call it my "winter" cleaning of the phone. That way, I won't look too panicky in deleting those apps. :)
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    here in california sacramento, 3g just went down also around 9pm
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    It's still down in georgia

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    Good thing I came on here cause I was thinking it was just my phone ..
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    It's nationwide. It's down here in NH as well.
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    hopefully its up by tomorrow morning. ill be bored without internet on my phone..
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    Oh, I thought it was a problem with the ROM I was using. Glad I'm not alone.

    By the way I'm from the Baltimore/Annapolis/Dover area...
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    Sactown!

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    What area you from?

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    Down in the Phoenix area too.
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